Stoke City are targeting a swoop for Aston Villa forward Keinan Davis as the Potters look to keep their Championship promotion hopes alive.
The Potters are currently experiencing a striker crisis at the Bet 365 Stadium with top scorer Tyrese Campbell on the sidelines with a serious knee injury.
Steven Fletcher then limped out of their defeat to Bournemouth at the weekend which has left Michael O’Neill’s side short up front with fans urging the club to act swiftly as they chase a top-six finish.
And they are now, according to the Daily Mail, the Potters have put Villa’ Davis at the top of their January wishlist in a bid to pep-up their attack.
But Stoke face a battle to lure Davis away from Villa Park with the forward having recently come off the bench in the 2-1 defeat to Manchester United.
Davis is rated highly by boss Dean Smith who also gave him a run out in the 1-1 draw at Chelsea which suggests the forward has an important role to play at Villa this season.
Why should you sign up?
In our daily Stoke City bulletin, we’ll be bringing you the latest breaking news, transfer features and comment pieces, as well as the key talking points for fans.
How do you sign up?
It’s easy and only takes seconds.
Simply type your email address into the box at the top of this article and hit sign up.
If you decide later that you no longer wish to receive the emails, simply follow the unsubscribe link in one of the newsletters – but we don’t think you’ll want to.
All you have to do is click here and punch your email. And what’s more, it’s absolutely free!
Stoke have already signed former Manchester City winger Rabbi Matondo from Schalke on loan and fended off competition from Brighton, Watford and Bournemouth to land the Wales international.
Stoke’s hopes of landing Davis may be boosted once Wesley Moraes is back fit for Villa, who the Mail claim, are also in the hunt for an attacking player themselves during the January window.
What do you think Stoke should do with Keinan Davis?
Should they move for him for the remainder of the season or do you think there are better options out there for the Potters?
Let us know in the comments below.